MEMBRANE MODEL / EXPERIMENT SIX
The experimental models explore the tensile structural forms generated by two intersecting circular planes. The membranes materialize in mesh fabric, while the bounding parameters of each system consist of two equally-sized wooden rings that reciprocate tensile forces of fishing wire to achieve equilibrium. Throughout the six iterations, one ring remains constant (stationary), while the other ring (mobile) orbits around it at various positions and angles. The edges of a mesh fabric span both circumferences of the rings and attach by string through a series of equally-lined holes. The shifting relationship between rings catalyzes self-forming processes for the mesh fabric. These forms begin to generate diversity in surface-void ratios, symmetry, and thickness while maintaining consistencies in the number of pivot points and surfaces.